undertone


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undertone

a pale or subdued colour

undertone

1. A color modified by an underlying color, as in the effect of glazing over a thin film of paint.
2. A secondary color of a pigment which appears when it is diluted with a large amount of white.
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He was suffering from my sus picion, and the low undertone of his voice made his protestations sound very pathetic.
he cried in his undertone, with a sudden recrudescence of anxiety.
His cool, neg ligent undertone had no inflexions, but the strength of a powerful emotion made him ramble in his speech.
Why, Wakem is making himself particularly amiable to your cousin," said Stephen, in an undertone to Lucy; "is it pure magnanimity?
I should think he is far from having a good constitution," said Lady Chettam, with a still deeper undertone.
The cronies nodded to each other, and Mr Parkes remarked in an undertone, shaking his head meanwhile as who should say, 'let no man contradict me, for I won't believe him,' that John Willet was in amazing force to-night, and fit to tackle a Chief Justice.
There is not an excess of delicacy or chivalry in the ordinary country school, and several choice conundrums and bits of verse dealing with the Simpson affair were bandied about among the scholars, uttered always, be it said to their credit, in undertones, and when the Simpson children were not in the group.
Bass player Michael Bradley, who recently published his memoir My Life as an Undertone, said: "Some of my best musical memories have been with this band - it's amazing to think it all started 40 years ago.
Luna Tides were equally spellbinding on the Forte Project stage at Undertone.
NASDAQ: PERI) has acquired cross-screen advertising solutions firm Undertone for USD180m in total enterprise value, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-December 2, 2015-Perion Network Acquires Ad Solutions Specialist Undertone for USD 180m
Step 4: Know Your Undertone Generally there are two undertones when choosing a foundation, a yellow or pink undertone.